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This valley of death is not my country
This arena of gleeful executioners is not my country
This endless graveyard is not my country
This blood soaked slaughterhouse is not my country

- Nabarun Bhattacharya, RIP

(Translated on the fly, apologies for quality. Could not find a translation of the entire poem, so had to make do with the last four lines that I know by heart.)

(PS: Harbart, his landmark 2003 novel, appears to be available in Kindle! I have not read the translation, but Arunava Sinha is a brilliant translator whose works I've enjoyed in the past. Goodreads reveiws, because Amazon doesn't have any.)

Bend it

Jul. 30th, 2014 12:42 am
swatkat: (korra: because i love lin bei fong)
I have been super impressed by the five (or was it six?) episodes of Korra S3 I've caught so far, not in the least because they seem to have not lost their pacing after picking up magnificently mid-S2 and taking the mytharc to epic AtLA-worthy levels in the S2 finale. More than ever, it feels like an organic extension of the Avatar 'verse - does, in fact, make it richer in its exploration of the spoilers )

So far, my only complaint seems to be NEEDS MORE CHIEF SOKKA. But that's always my complaint.

So

Apr. 1st, 2014 10:18 pm
swatkat: Batgirl! (dcu: smiley batgirl babs)
Who watched the HIMYM series finale?

[Note that I stopped watching after Barney proposed to Robin and that I know everything that happened in the finale.]
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I mean, I'm all caught up with B99 and no, it's not a real game and I WILL NEVER PLAY CANDY CRUSH OKAY?

I would also like a Terry Bear of my own. That is all.

brief... spoilers? if you care? this is b99 )

I was two weeks behind on TGW and catching up was sheer joy. I have missed everyone! I don't have much to say about them except Zach grew up really pretty (I will not perv), Diane is still the best and I'm disappointed about the lack of Kalinda. It should not be this hard for a show of this calibre to come up with a decent plotline for the only character of colour in their main cast (remember the Emmy, guys?) in their stellar fifth season - a plotline that DOESN'T make her an accessory in everyone else's story. Kalinda's not an extra and I would appreciate if they stopped treating her as one.
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The Musketeers appeals to that part of me that loves silly crackfic, but I'm not sure if it'll be the same without Peter Capaldi. I mean, who will I ship M. Treville with? Can anyone else swish the cape as well?

No words

Oct. 28th, 2013 10:52 pm
swatkat: (the good wife: kalinda wins)
I realise this is not Twitter but all I can say about the last couple of episodes of The Good Wife is: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
swatkat: (dcu: scary batperson)
In which DC Comics does something right, and brings back Stephanie Brown for Snyder's Batman Eternal weekly.

*cue joyous dance*

I... stayed away from comics in general (but I did read Hawkeye #11) after Morrison did that thing that we're not talking about, but I can feel myself slowly wanting to pick up Wonder Woman again and catch up on Li'l Gotham, Batwoman (ANDREYKO!) and possibly Batman too, despite the disappointment that was Court of Owls.

Marvel has also now announced a Black Widow book with the awesome Phil Noto on art duty, so it will now be added to my Marvel Titles One May Begin With list alongside Captain Marvel and Hawkeye.

NOW GIVE ME CASSANDRA CAIN DC
swatkat: (ouat: always a queen)
THE FOLLOWING IS A PROMO PIC FROM THE NEXT EPISODE OF OUAT:

image under cut )

Game over

Oct. 6th, 2013 09:58 pm
swatkat: (the good wife: kalinda wins)
TGW season-opener was great. As expected, spoilers )

HOWEVER. I ASSUME ALL OF YOU HAVE ALREADY SEEN THIS, BUT IT IS NEW TO ME: FOX ACQUIRES 'GOTHAM':

It explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series.


I EXPECT IT TO GO FULL ON GOTHAM CENTRAL AFTER SOME TIME (BECAUSE SURELY THERE WILL BE MANY SEASONS AND I SHOULD STOP BEING SO EXCITED, AAAH).

DISCUSS.
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Elementary is still the best, spoilers have mathematics in them )

But ANYWAY. [personal profile] tanndell has been fancasting Lucy Liu as Batman for a while now, and now I have added Harry Shum Jr as her Nightwing and Michelle Yeoh as her Gordon to the cast list. Idris Elba is a strong contender for Alfred, except that then I might ship Batman/Alfred and I don't know how to deal with that.
swatkat: (ouat: always a queen)
OUAT continues to be delightfully bad. a set of non-serious observations )

Snow is kind of right, though. Regina is a life ruiner. She ruins lives.
swatkat: (ouat: always a queen)
I appear to not be dealing with responsible adulthood very well. How is it that I blink and it's the weekend, and I still haven't got anything done? However, [personal profile] marina was in town last month, and despite work + life being a black hole of nothingness, we managed to have a great time, and I even managed to take a couple of satisfactory photographs.

*

[personal profile] tanndell and I watched the Elementary season premiere, and I'm delighted to report that it's as delightful as ever. spoilers ) In all, immensely happymaking.

We have also been watching Korra, which continues to bite issues that it can't quite manage to chew, but I'm nonetheless thoroughly entertained by it. spoilers till 2.04 )

However? NEEDS MORE BEIFONG

We've also watched the first two episodes of Sleepy Hollow, which is ridiculously good, and by that I mean it is good because it is so utterly ridiculous. It appeals to that part of me that is enamoured by OUAT, so the very fact that GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIBLE is an actual plotpoint is enough to keep me watching. The two leads are utterly charming, and I'm convinced that Ichabod Crane needs to meet Steve so that they can start a Democracy Club where they talk about TRUTH, JUSTICE AND EQUALITY in a really earnest fashion.

Also, Fringe fans should note that John Noble is now joining the cast.

I have not yet watch TGW or OUAT, but I will soon!

Twitch

May. 21st, 2013 04:15 pm
swatkat: (w13: hearts for hg wells)
Watson for Batman!

Because Sherlock would play an excellent twitchy little Tim Drake and Gregson IS Gordon.

Have I mentioned how much I'm enjoying Elementary? (Shh, you may not discuss episodes beyond 1.14 with me.) I may also have developed a slight Gregson problem, in that [personal profile] tanndell and I have taken to squeeing in an unseemly fashion whenever he is on screen and shipping him shamelessly with Watson, because unf.

+

I still have to watch the new Warehouse 13and the OUAT finale (although, going by Tumblr gifs alone: show, your gay is showing). What is my life. :/

I had many thoughts about the last few episodes of TGW, but then I forgot to talk about it and right now it all boils down to spoilers )

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